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Blushing actor gets it off his chest

Author: with Amy Edwards
Date: 16/02/2011
Words: 152
Source: NCH
          Publication: Newcastle Herald
Section: News
Page: 12
NEWCASTLE-trained actor Steve Peacocke makes his Home and Away debut tonight with plenty of chest-baring scenes.

But according to Peacocke that was the most uncomfortable thing about playing Darryl "Brax" Braxton on the Prime7 soapie.

"I hate having my shirt off. I think it's a show pony thing to do, so I naturally feel a bit embarrassed," Peacocke told The Word.

Now 29, Peacocke was raised in Dubbo with his brother and male cousins, who he says were "a lot tougher" than him.

On Home and Away, Brax, pictured centre, is the eldest and most revered of the three Braxton brothers - a loyal, reckless and feared member of the River Boys.

The "gang of brothers" has been compared to Maroubra's notorious Bra Boys.

Peacocke was studying communications at Newcastle University when he elected to take a drama subject.

He earned a CONDA award in Newcastle theatre before pursuing his career in Sydney.

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